Senior Scientist, Oncology (Target Biology and Translational Medicine)
Do you have the passion to join a group whose mission is to pioneer the discovery of a new class of medicines to treat diseases unaddressed by today’s medicines? Does it excite you to be a part of a company with a focus on cancer and genetically-validated targets in other disease areas with unmet medical need? If yes, you may be a great fit to join Arrakis on our path to bring powerful new therapies to millions of patients.
Your Impact at Arrakis
The mission of Arrakis Therapeutics is to extend small molecule medicines into new realms of biology by discovering and developing compounds that selectively target RNA (“rSM”). By targeting distinct RNA structure/function relationships, Arrakis is generating drug candidates with novel mechanisms of action for molecular targets that are challenging to drug in disease areas with high unmet medical need.
The Senior Scientist, Oncology will make a large impact on Arrakis mission through their leadership of program(s) that are emerging from our platform. This is an opportunity to lead oncology program(s) from their inception and contribute to Arrakis’ portfolio strategy. The scope of the role will include developing the biological strategy required to prosecute targets using RNA-targeted small molecules, cell-based assay design and validation through preclinical and clinical development. Deep expertise in oncogenic pathways and the ability to consider mechanistic implications of targeting RNA biology in elaborating the biological strategy are key requirements for this role. In addition, the ability to function in a cross-functional manner across teams with diverse expertise and to lead research associates and/or scientists are critical to success in this position.
The ideal candidate will enjoy working in a collaborative, fast-paced start-up environment, leveraging a high degree of problem-solving and troubleshooting skills to make a large impact on our mission.
Arrakis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, military service, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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